Fawkham

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Fawkham
Fawkham is located in Kent
Fawkham
Fawkham
Location within Kent
Population429 
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONGFIELD
Postcode districtDA3
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AmbulanceSouth East Coast
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51°22′N 0°17′E / 51.367°N 0.283°E / 51.367; 0.283

Fawkham is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. Fawkham is defined as a hamlet by Sevenoaks District Council, with a population of 429.[1] Fawkham is a low density, linear settlement along the bottom of a dry chalk valley some 3 mi (5 km) in length, with secondary lanes intersecting. There is no discernible village centre, although clusters of buildings occur near the Church/junction with Castle Hill, and around the village green and public house at the junction with Fawkham Green Road. There are around 220 houses.

Fawkham is approximately 8 miles (13 km) from Gravesend, 8 miles (13 km) from Dartford and 12 miles (20 km) from Sevenoaks. It is on the northern edge of Sevenoaks district, adjoining its border with Dartford district, south of the village of Longfield. The M20 motorway marks the south-east boundary of the parish, and the London to Chatham railway line the north-east boundary. Brands Hatch motor racing circuit is close by.

Baldwins Green Conservation Area[2] covers part of the village and includes the church. The 12th-century parish church is dedicated to St Mary and is a Grade I listed building.[3] The ecclesiastical parish of Fawkham is part of the united benefice of Fawkham and Hartley.

Fawkham was formerly in Dartford Rural District along with the neighbouring parishes. In medieval times the parish was part of Axstane Hundred. Edward Hasted in his  The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2(Canterbury, 1797) describes Fawkham Parish as having "two hamlets in it called Fawkham-green and Fawkham-street. The church stands near the northern boundary of it".

Longfield railway station was called Fawkham Station until 1961.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Council, Sevenoaks District. "ECO003 Sevenoaks District Settlement Hierarchy (April 2018) | Sevenoaks District Council". www.sevenoaks.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  2. ^ Admin. "Baldwins Green". www.sevenoaks.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  3. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF SAINT MARY List entry Number: 1238236". Historic England. Retrieved 10 January 2016.

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Coordinates: 51°22′N 0°17′E / 51.367°N 0.283°E / 51.367; 0.283